- South Dakota School of Mines and Technology - B.S. Chemical Engineering, 2006, magna cum laude
- University of Michigan Law School - JD, 2011, Associate Editor, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review
- State Bar of Texas
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Association
Joe is a registered patent attorney specializing in patent prosecution and intellectual property counseling in the chemistry, materials, electronics, software and mechanical arts. Prior to joining the firm, Joe practiced as a licensing associate with Texas A&M System Technology Commercialization, and as a patent professional with IBM Corporation. Before entering the legal profession,Joe works as a test engineer with the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Joe has significant technical experience with computer hardware, software, medical devices and nanotechnology.